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Gregorio Serrano, responsible without responsibility

The high government charge, which remained in Seville until Sunday, landed in the DGT a year ago with no experience in traffic

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Gregorio Serrano, responsible without responsibility

"I have not thought of resigning because I understand that I have no cause." and period. With se words, despite chaos in management of roads during weekend snowfall, maximum responsible for traffic in Spain, Gregorio Serrano, has ruled out this Monday leaving direction of DGT. And he did it while he chained reproaches to concessionaire of AP-6 and to drivers, so he tried to divert all blame and shunned assuming mistakes and responsibilities. According to him, who remained in Seville until Sunday, se have to be ordered in anor window.

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  • Zoido and director of DGT were in Sevilla when snowfalls generated chaos

Serrano (Sevilla, 1967) arrived at DGT at end of 2016. Without any experience in traffic — unlike his predecessors — he landed in this department of Interior by Juan Ignacio Zoido, with whom he shared government of Seville City Council and, before, several years of opposition. This university professor of financial and tax law had become Seville capital in one of plumbers of n mayor of Andalusian capital. So, when now minister jumped to Madrid, he took him with him. "Zoido will never be able to pay Serrano services provided in years of government [local]," wrote Carlos Navarro Antolín, Journalist of Diario de Sevilla and author of one of books that profiles rise of Zoido to power.


Since his landing in DGT, just a year ago, Serrano has faced several crises. The most media came when all opposition demanded appearance of Minister in Congress for alleged irregular cession of a house of Civil Guard to general Director of traffic. But re have been or less. For example, DGT examiners held a strike for six months, which resulted in suspension of 219,000 practical tests to obtain driving licence. Once conflict was over, employees accused Serrano of "lying" and pouring "an inexplicable string of falsehoods."

All this, while traffic does not curb change in trend of accidents on roads, which faces an increase in fatalities after a decade of declines. Serrano blamed to increase mobility or aging of mobile park. One of "urgent" measures that it announced did not just apply: of 60 new fixed radars have only been set 18.


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